Healthcare Cost

How Much Does it Cost to see a Podiatrist Without Insurance?

Regine Roquia
Regine Roquia31 Oct 2022

If you’re considering seeing a podiatrist without insurance, you can expect to see costs ranging from $60 to $400. Depending on your needed services, treatment and surgeries can cost between $400-$12,000. Factors that influence your cost estimates include the state you live in, the reason for your visit, and the severity of your condition.

The Average Cost of Podiatry Visits by State

Podiatrists treat various injuries concerning the foot/ankle, with some of the most common being heel pain, blisters, bunions, calluses, ingrown toenails, and more. Below is a table that includes the cost of podiatrist visits by state based on cash price estimates from providers. These prices do not reflect additional fees included in podiatry visits.

Average Cost of Podiatry Visits by State

Hawaii $76-$113
Illinois $84-$124
Kansas $72-$107

Average Cost of Podiatry Visits by State (Cont.)

New Hampshire$79-$117
New Jersey $96-$142
New Mexico $73-$108
New York$90-$134
North Carolina $80-$119
North Dakota$80-$119
Rhode Island$90-$134
South Carolina$77-$114
South Dakota$72-$107
Virginia $78-$116
West Virginia$78-$116

Source: Care Calculator by Sidecar Health

Where to receive care

You’ll receive care from a podiatrist in health clinics, hospitals, or medical offices. In most cases, you don’t need a referral from a physician to visit a podiatrist. Most people will put off signs of foot pain before seeing a specialist. In that case, urgent care visits are a common trip before the podiatrist. Below is a chart that estimates the average cost of urgent care visits without insurance, excluding add-ons. 

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Average cost of an urgent care visit at popular clinics 

Urgent Care LocationCost without insurance
Walk-in Clinic NY (NYC)$90
Carbon Health (AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, KS, MA, MS, NV, NJ, OH, PA, TX, VI, WA)$125
The Foot Clinic LLC, Walk-in Clinic (KS)$125-150
AG Care-Brooklyn Urgent Care (NYC)$150
ConvenientMD (NH, ME, MA)$150
FastMed Urgent Care (AZ, NC, TX, FL)$199
Tower Health Urgent Care (DE, PA)$275
Zoom Care (OR, WA, CO, ID)$329

Additional Costs Based on Treatment

Foot pain can happen for a variety of reasons. After you visit your podiatrist, it’s common to need further treatment depending on your circumstance. Treatment can range from a prescription to a minor or major surgical procedure. Here is a list of the most common foot problems and the costs/treatments associated with them. 

Services, Symptoms, and Estimated Treatment Cost of the Most Common Foot Problems

ServicesSymptomsEstimated treatment cost without insurance
  • Pain, swelling, discoloration, and limited movement in your big toe
  • A bony, large-sized bump on the outside of your big toe
  • Corns or calluses around the big toe

Source: Mayo Clinic

Heel Pain
  • Pain, soreness, or tenderness in your heel
    • Most commonly behind or beneath the heel
  • Bruising/discoloration
  • Inflammation or swelling

Source: Cleveland Clinic

  • X-ray: $45
  • Anti-inflammatory medications: $15-20
  • Shoe inserts/orthotic devices: $15-30
  • Cortisone injections: $100-$300
  • Laser surgery: $50 per treatment
  • Minimally invasive surgery: $10,000+
Ingrown Toenails

The severity of an ingrown toenail is classified into three different stages:

  • Stage 1: Slight redness, swelling, and pain when pressure is applied
  • Stage 2: Infection and fluid drainage, increased symptoms of stage 1
  • Stage 3: Overgrowth of the nail bed, granulation tissue, and excess pus

Source: Mira

  • Consultation fee: $60-80
  • Local anesthesia: Under $500
  • Antibiotics: $12.31 for 235 mL of 10%
  • Epsom Salts: $10 for 454 grams
Athletes Foot
  • Itchiness on one or both feet
  • Dry, cracking skin between the toes
  • Inflamed and discolored skin
  • Blisters


Sources: Mira & The Mayo Clinic

  • OTC Medications (powders, sprays, lotions, and ointments): $5-$20
  • Home Remedies (tea tree oil, epsom salt/herbal foot baths, hydrogen peroxide, talcum powder): $5-10
  • Oral antifungal medications (Sporanox, Lamisil, Diflucan): $10-$30
Diabetic Neuropathy
  • A cut or sore on your foot that is infected or won’t heal
  • Burning, tingling, weakness, or pain in your hands or feet that interferes with daily activities or sleep
  • Changes in digestion, urination, or sexual function
  • Dizziness and fainting

Source: The Mayo Clinic

  • Pain medications
  • Vitamin supplementation tests/prescription: $15-263
  • Acupuncture: $75-95 a session, $50-$70 for follow-up visits

*Treatment costs will vary based on the severity of your condition. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Here are some additional FAQs to consider when beginning your treatment journey. 

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What is the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedist? 

Both providers treat many of the same foot conditions but differ in training and the body systems they focus on. Orthopedists are bone and joint surgeons for all body parts and have their MD (medical doctor). Podiatrists have their DPM (doctor of podiatric medicine) and are comprehensive foot and ankle surgeons. Who you visit will depend on your particular foot problem. 

Does health insurance cover all podiatry services? 

Most podiatry services are covered by health insurance but vary depending on your plan type. If you are on Medicare, Medicare Part B covers most podiatry services. 

Will my foot conditions come back? 

It’s not uncommon for most foot conditions to come back. Your provider will work with you on creating a treatment plan to prevent any re-occurrences. Follow-up and prevention methods will best help in caring for your foot condition. 

Bottom Line 

With and without insurance, a trip to the podiatrist can be costly, and the many factors to consider when beginning your foot treatment journey can be overwhelming. Luckily, many resources and specialists are ready to help guide your care process. 

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Regine Roquia

Regine Roquia is a Masters of Public Health Candidate at New York University studying Public Health Policy & Management. She is passionate about creating the culture she wishes to see by working to increase health literacy.